Government ushers in a new generation of town houses

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities like London and Manchester to ease pressure on valuable open spaces and help growing families. Under the changes it will be easier to build upwards on existing blocks of flats and houses as well as shops and offices. For example, an additional More...

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By Editor On Monday, June 20th, 2016

Brexit bad for construction industry says Golden Houses Developments’ Monika Slowikowska

Monika Slowikowska, founder of Golden Houses Developments, believes a leave vote in the EU referendum would be bad for the construction industry. She says it will have negative effects for everyone involved in the More...

By Editor On Friday, May 13th, 2016

The majority of construction believe staying in the EU would be best for business

As the vote to stay or leave the European Union draws closer, a recent poll conducted by Building Magazine suggests that 63% of construction professionals believe staying in the EU would be the best overall outcome More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Housing and planning Bill is “death knell” for social housing, says Shadow Housing Minister

The Shadow Housing & Planning Minister has told delegates at a housing conference that the Housing and Planning Bill is the “death knell” for social housing in England. Ahead of the vote to approve the More...

By Editor On Friday, February 5th, 2016

Construction, football, girls and turning to youth to fill the skills shortage

The government has asked the construction industry to probe and remove potential barriers preventing young people from taking up careers in construction and come up with a solution to tackle the skills shortage More...

By Editor On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

DCLG commissions research into Building Regulations Approved Documents

NBS Research has launched a new survey on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with a view to making the use of Approved Documents a more user-friendly experience. For this survey, More...

By Editor On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Property industry urges sensible Stamp Duty Land Tax regime

The property industry is urging Government to protect large-scale investment in residential property from a proposed higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchasing additional homes, or risk losing much-needed More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 7th, 2014

£5m fund will unlock 100 brownfield sites for new homes

Councils that bring forward brownfield land for development could benefit from a share of £5 million to get work started on the new homes. Councils that bring forward brownfield land for development could benefit More...

By Editor On Thursday, July 31st, 2014

HCA confirms nearly £900m of allocations for 2015-18 Affordable Homes

A total of 160 housing providers across England are set to benefit from £886 million of affordable homes funding, according to initial allocations recently published by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).   A More...

By Editor On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Smaller building firms to benefit from Governments smaller housing scheme

Over half a billion pounds of new investment for smaller housing schemes will help build up to 15,000 homes, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has announced. The £525 million Builders Finance Fund is an essential part More...